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JEFF KNAPP

Jeff Knapp is an outdoors writer for The Indiana Gazette. His columns appear Tuesday on the Outdoors page and in the Indiana County Area Sports section on The Indiana Gazette Online.

Articles by JEFF KNAPP

JEFF KNAPP: Electrofishing main tool for biologists JEFF KNAPP: Electrofishing main tool for biologists
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A blanket of warm, moist air enveloped the “anglers” as they readied their boat in the gathering dusk at the Allegheny River’s Bradys Bend access area. The night promised to be a sweaty one, with any coolness coming begrudgingly. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game
9 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When I latched my boat to the hitch the other day, I noticed the collection of dead maple leaves, ones that had filtered down into the boat’s interior during the prior 24 hours. It served as a reminder that fall is near. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Small streams have several attractions
10 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It was the first time I’d actually laid eyes on the stream. For Aug. 16 its flow was pretty good. I continued across the bridge and pulled into a convenient turnout. Within a few minutes I’d donned hip boots, put on my sling pack and strung-up my 3-weight fiberglass fly rod. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Keystone Lake fits backup plan JEFF KNAPP: Keystone Lake fits backup plan
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
My friend Wes Wasik was fishing in a rather nonchalant manner, twitching a soft jerkbait over the top of a submerged weedbed while telling a story. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Big Mahoning offers nice smallmouth bass JEFF KNAPP: Big Mahoning offers nice smallmouth bass
16 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Wading in from the shallow side of Mahoning Creek, I put myself in position to make a long cast toward the deep slot that hugged the far bank. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spring rains lead to extended trout opportunities JEFF KNAPP: Spring rains lead to extended trout opportunities
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Trite as it might be, the inspirational saying that suggests “making lemonade when life gives you lemons” can be applied to how the spring weather applied to the outdoors. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Area lakes offer good bass fishing JEFF KNAPP: Area lakes offer good bass fishing
19 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Summertime provides a great setting in which to enjoy bass fishing on a lake. Here’s a look at three good ones in the area. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Potomac River offers fresh venue JEFF KNAPP: Potomac River offers fresh venue
20 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Western Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of excellent smallmouth bass rivers and streams. Large waters like the Allegheny River and West Branch of the Susquehanna come to mind. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Cool areas below impoundments prime areas for summer trout
21 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though the arrival of summer ends trout season for many anglers, trout fishing opportunities still abound. A good example is the fine sport available below several of the state’s major impoundments, where discharges of cool water provide excellent trout habitat. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Next couple weeks crucial for turkey nesting
22 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The next couple weeks could say a lot about how this year’s wild turkey nesting season is, which ultimately will tell a tale of how many birds hunters see this coming fall. [Read More]
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